Gijs Scholten van Aschat new chairman of the Academy of Arts
Gijs Scholten van Aschat is the new president of the Academy of Arts. The actor was until now vice-president.
He follows the visual artist Barbara Visser, who’s going to focus on her other work.
Scholten van Aschat wants to engage in a better relationship between art and politics. Rather he put himself all in for the importance of art in primary and secondary education. His new job on 1 september.
The Academy of Arts is founded in 2014 and has fifty members drawn from the entire breadth of the art world, so include music, design, visual art, drama, film, theater, photography, literature and architecture.